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Aberdare Hall

Available to: undergraduates and postgraduates

Our only all-female residence, ideally located right next to the Cathays Park campus.


Aberdare Hall was built in 1893 and retains many interesting period features. It is adjacent to the Cathays Park campus and offers both catered and self catered accommodation. During term-time, the catered option provides breakfast and evening meals Monday to Friday and breakfast at weekends.

Please note: although Aberdare Hall is a female-only hall of residence, male visitors are permitted to visit and stay overnight. Aberdare Hall also has male personnel who work within the Hall on a daily basis.

I really enjoyed the communal living with fellow students and the variety of people you live with. It is very easy to meet new people, and the fact that Aberdare Hall is catered is particularly helpful in this way. It is in a great location - only 5 minutes from the Students’ Union and 10 minutes from the city centre.
Vanessa Platt
Aberdare Hall

Distance to campuses

Main Building Heath Park campus
Distance 0.2 miles 1.25 miles
Walking 3 minutes 25 minutes
Cycling 1 minute 12.5 minutes
Bus n/a Park Place, Cardiff Bus 95

Please note: the timings given above are only provided as a guide.


Shop Maindy Road
Supermarket Maindy Road (Lidl)
Fast food City Centre
Bar Students' Union
Sports facilities Cardiff University Fitness and Conditioning Centre
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  • Self-catered and catered
  • Catered (meals are generally served as follows):
    • Breakfast - 07:45-09:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00-10:00 Saturday and Sunday
    • Evening meal - 17:45-18:30 Monday to Friday
    • Please note: meals are not provided during vacations and bank holidays. Occasionally we are required to replace the evening meal with a lunch meal
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Network connection point and Wi-Fi access
  • Bicycle shed
  • Laundry
  • Gardens
  • Music library
  • Common room society
  • 1 room equipped with a flashing alarm and a vibrating pillow, suitable for those with a hearing impairment

Session 2019/2020

Standard residential period (September to June)

Self-catered, shared bathroom£4409.08(2 X £1469.69 and 1 X £1469.70) 
Catered, shared bathroom£6035.38(2 X £2011.79 and 1 X £2011.80) 
Catered, large room, shared bathroom£6399.56(2 X £2133.19 and 1 X £2133.18)

Diana Jones

Domestic Bursar

+44 (0)29 2087 6481

Deborah Randall

Senior Assistant Residences Manager

+44 (0)29 2087 0047

Debra Jones

Residences Manager

+44 (0)29 2087 4863

How to apply

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Quick facts

Students 132
Catering Catered
Type Shared bathroom
No parking within a three mile radius

Rooms available for

  • Couples
  • Disabled students
  • Families
  • Quiet living (undergraduate)
  • Quiet living (postgraduate)
  • Welsh speakers and learners


Aberdare Hall
Corbett Road
CF10 3UP

+44(0)29 2087 6476